Daily Journal 11/18/2017

Good Evening everyone. How is your weekend going so far? I am good today, my husband says that my new medication is working because for the past few nights I have not been fighting in my sleep or beating on him. I have been sleeping soundly and not able to hear anything. My husband gets to play his game in peace while I sleep or write.

That brings me to this morning. I got so caught up in my writing last night that my husband was waking me up from my sleep because I fell asleep at my desk. He made me go get to bed. He laid back down with me until I fell back to sleep and then he got up and made the coffee. I woke up at fifteen after seven and felt wide awake until a few hours later when I was nodding off again at my desk trying to get some more work done.

I started to write a short story last night and will be finishing it tonight. It will be placed on my website under crime drama thriller page. I love writing because I can express myself and it is a coping mechanism for stress and anxiety. My sister-in-law loves reading my stories along with some other people. I have so many stories in my head that need to come on paper and I plan to get every one of them into books for everyone to read.

How was everyone’s Friday night? Did anyone party a little too much, lol? It did not even feel like it was Friday night. I stayed home with my husband watching movies before getting on my computer to write.  He is waiting for me to get another book done so he can read it. Well, it time to get to work and I wish everyone with a birthday today, “Happy Birthday” and to everyone else have an incredible Saturday. Take care.

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Daily Journal 11/17/2017

Morning dear friends and family. How are we doing this morning? I woke up feeling pretty good and I know it is because they increased the dosage in some of my medications plus gave me a new one to keep the nightmares away. Thank you so much doctor for that because that is the main reason why I haven’t been sleeping much and beating my husband up while I sleep and he thanks you for that, lol.

It is another beautiful day here in Dalton, Georgia with the sun shining and hardly any breeze but there is a mild chill in the air. It was decent enough to take my dogs out and hang outside for a while. I came back in and made the bed and cleaned up around the house and now I am ready to get to work.

I sat here last night and got another chapter edited and will be back to writing on the new book today. I am so excited to get back to writing that it isn’t even funny. I have been going through withdrawals not being able to write. Now that things are pretty much calmed down I can take care of business. It has been a slow progress with all the drama that has been going on but now it is over and a nice quiet place to sit and work on my writing.

I’m hoping to have two books ready for the first of the month to publish and get out into the world and a few more in December ready for the first of the year. I am looking for people who would like to read an early copy and only asking for those people to leave a review on the Amazon website. If interested please send me a message with your email address and I will put you on the list to receive a copy once they are edited and before their launch.

Well, it is time to stop here and get to work. I have a short story to write and post on the site and I wish everyone with a birthday today, “Happy Birthday” and to everyone else have an awesome Friday. Take care.

Daily Journal 11/16/2017

Afternoon everyone. It is gorgeous here outside. The sun is shining with a nice little breeze blowing. I went out and sat on the porch to feel the warm sun because I don’t go outside that much because I am busy with my writing and other stuff. I pretty much go outside only when it is time to take the dogs out.

I took my medication last night and played a few Facebook games like I do every night to wind down. While playing my games I wasn’t aware of the time and before I knew it the clock said four o’clock this morning and it was five o’clock before I went to bed. I got back up at nine o’clock and feel wide awake after four hours of sleep.

I am being positive about today and even edited another chapter last night and I will do one a day, I will be ready to send it off to the editor on the first of December so that I can post it up on book funnel for a freebie to all who subscribe to my mailing list. I will be writing the next chapter of the book I am currently writing.

For today’s birthdays, I want to wish everyone a great and awesome “Happy Birthday”. I will stop here to get to work and I hope everyone else has an awesome day. Take care.

Daily Journal 11/15/2017

Hello everyone. It is a very nice day outside the sun is shining but it is still a little chilly. I got up this morning and I am on my second cup of coffee. I have gotten the laundry started and the bed linen changed. I plan on getting some stuff done today with my writing. I finished and posted a short story last night and hope everyone gets a chance to read it.

Everyone is up and getting motivated to start their day. My sister-in-law is having coffee with us this morning. They are watching world’s funniest videos and laughing so much. I am sitting here looking over my to-do list to see what I have to get done today and it involves writing and posting tweets.

I will be putting short stories together for another compilation book while working on my manuscripts. I feel very motivated today and look forward to getting stuff done today. My husband has been supporting my writing and I love him so much for it.

I took the dogs out this morning and played with them while I had my first cup of coffee. I love spending time with them since they are one of my coping mechanisms when I don’t feel good. We had to buy a king size bed so we had room while they slept in the bed with us. My two oldest have slept in the bed with me since I first got them at five weeks old and my husband has adjusted to it.

Well, I am glad I got to post this morning but it is time to get going this morning and I hope to get plenty done today. I hope everyone has an awesome humpday and to everyone with a birthday today, “Happy Birthday” and will talk later. Take care everyone.

Daily Journal 11/14/2017

Good morning to all. It is chilly outside but nice at the same time. I started some new medication last night from my doctor visit yesterday and it seemed to help me sleep better. My husband said I didn’t beat him last night so evidently, it is helping. I feel pretty rested and ready to start my day and almost ready to post a new short story. It will be posted under the faith and love section of this website so I hope everyone gets a chance to read it.

My day is filled with writing tasks and getting things done since I have no appointments today except taking my great nephews to see a counselor this afternoon. I have some cleaning left but not much plus getting some laundry done. I am anxious about getting back to writing and finishing my next manuscript. I’m almost done editing one and sending it to the editor before publishing.

I will probably be publishing a couple books at one time in different genres. Money is tight right now so I will be using some money in December to cover the costs of editing and cover design. It is a process but I am going to enjoy it.

Well, time to get to work so I will wish everyone with a birthday today, “Happy Birthday” and everyone else have a great day and don’t work too hard. Take care.

Daily Journal 11/13/2017

It’s Monday!! I hope everyone has a great first day of the week. I woke up about an hour ago and noticed that it is very overcast outside and gloomy. I feel pretty good since I don’t have to get up early in the morning to take kids to school. Although, it did allow me to feel like a mother since I have to deal with infertility.

I love my great nephews to death, even when they are hellions at times. I love having kids around and watching my husband play games with them is even more fun. He is their favorite uncle and they also love him.

I am sitting here drinking my second cup of coffee trying to wake up because I have a doctor’s appointment this morning and then I get to come home and clean the rest of the house up before sitting down to get some work done. I have my list done and ready for the day’s work and will be getting things done today.

I am excited about getting some writing done along with editing a finished manuscript. I am close to getting both of them published and look forward to it. Money is tight but I am the budgeter and always stretch money to cover everything. I am waiting for my birthday and Christmas money from my dad to get any books that I have done published.

I have been working on some more short stories that will be another book, but some are for my website. It is now time to get ready for my appointment and I wish everyone with a birthday today a very “Happy Birthday” to everyone else an awesome Monday. Take care.

Daily Journal 11/12/2017

Hello to all my family and friends. It has been one exhausting weekend. First, there was the house cleaning for the weekend plus laundry, then our nephew and his three kids moved next door, and then trying to get our room cleaned and my desk set up and organized. There was no relaxation during the weekend.

My nephews soon to be ex-wife, who is under investigation for sexual child abuse and endangerment actually sent children services to take her children away from their father and put into states care. She is just so ignorant. She is not even stable herself so I guess she expects the state to take care of her children.

That has been the drama for the weekend. Once they didn’t take the children, she was trying to have my husband arrested for something he didn’t do. I honestly don’t know where her mind is. Then, she finally tells her husband, my nephew the truth that she is unsure who the father is of all three children. She has done nothing but hurt him and the children are suffering because of it.

On to other things, I have now figured out how to get my writing done and will be implementing it tomorrow. I have been doing some editing still on “The Battle for Joshua” and a little writing here and there on my next book. It seems to be my coping mechanism where I can get away from this world and go to a world I create for relaxation.

It has been such a pleasure writing my stories that I have found a happy place for me to be. My family has loved reading my short stories and the first two books that I have published but I want the whole world to read my books and enjoy my stories. I plan to have at least another two to four books published by the end of the year.

I am currently looking for beta readers who would like a copy of my book to read in exchange for a review written on Amazon. I think everyone especially women should read my first book titled “How I Survived: Prostitution”. It is written based on true events and would give women an insight as to the life a woman must live on the streets.

Well, for now, I must end this here even though I love talking to my readers and connecting but there are things I must get done. I wish everyone with a birthday “Happy Birthday” and for everyone else to have an awesome night. Take care.

Daily Journal 11/9/2017

Good Evening everyone. I do apologize for not keeping up with my posting due to issues and technical difficulties here at home. Things had gone haywire there for a minute and needed to be dealt with. Now that everything is getting back to normal, I will try to be here every day with updates.

I would like everyone to send prayers to our great nephew who is currently in ICU at the hospital and with a 50-50 chance of making it successfully. He is twenty-three with a wife and three small children. They were here on Sunday visiting and while the children were playing together, he thought he would show off for his oldest son with a bicycle.

He went to pop a wheelie on one of the bikes and fell the wrong way with his body landing on the end of the handlebars creating a circle mark on his abdomen right below his rib cage. Had he fallen a little harder it would have impaled him. He laid on the ground screaming for his wife and then went through changes like having to urinate suddenly and then wanting to pass a bowel movement to which never came.

The ambulance was called because he was screaming in pain. Before they showed up, he began throwing up. Once he was taken to the hospital, they tried to send him home stating he was having drug or alcohol withdrawals. This man has never done drugs and won’t even take a Tylenol. He drinks one beer a day just to relax after a day of hard labor.

Well, he then ended up in ICU when he began throwing up blood and fighting to breathe. His wife was going nuts because she knew something was wrong when he began turning yellow. The ICU doctor noticed his color change and difficulty breathing, so she sent him to get scans and found his abdomen swelling with blood or fluids. He was going downhill fast.

When his wife got back to the ICU unit to see her husband the doctor was waiting for her and stated that he had only one option and that was exploratory surgery to find the problem. There was no guarantee that he would make it off the table and everyone was very concerned. The doctor informed her that he had no other options or he would die.

He was finally put on a ventilator and life support before surgery and while in surgery, they found a hole in his intestines which was leaking into his abdomen. For the first three days in the hospital, they were giving him medication to make him pass a bowel movement which was forcing his fecal matter and urine out of the hole and into his body which made him septic.

They cut out the bad part of his intestines and sewed the rest back together and he is now in critical condition and still on life support. His color is slowly coming back but he also vomited aspirating some of his vomit which is dissolving in his lungs but pneumonia has begun to set in which makes recovery even harder.

Today they will be waking him up and seeing if he can breathe on his own but everyone is skeptical at this point. We will just have to sit and be patient for what the future holds. He is the sole provider for his family and since he has been cut open from chest to groin, they are not sure how they are going to pay their household bills since his recovery will be long.

My husband and I are taking care of their three kids while she stays at the hospital with her husband. She is already stressing about how they are going to pay their bills with him out of work while he recovers and heals. They are already a week in debt with no check for this week to help pay their bills.

If anyone out there can help this struggling family, I have created a GoFundMe campaign to help them out. No matter how much you can give would be greatly appreciated. I want to help raise money to take care of them for a few months while he recovers and gets back to work. I am posting the GoFundMe link below if you can help.

As for me, I am getting back to my writing now that everything is somewhat calming down. I am almost finished editing “The Battle for Joshua” and have started the fourth chapter of my next book which will be a series. I have a goal of publishing a book every month if not two.

When I write, I leave reality and live in the world I create. It is my getaway place when I want to disappear. It makes me happy and content. I still want to create an advanced reader team who would receive a free ebook as long as they can leave a comment on Amazon. If anyone is interested please message me.

Well, it is getting late and I have to get up early in the morning to take the kids to headstart and school. If you would like to help a struggling family who has fallen on hard times because of the husband being in critical condition, here is the link to donate, https://www.gofundme.com/the-crider-family-fund. Thank you to everyone who can help. Should he pass away, his family will lose everything. Thanks again and God Bless.

Daily Journal 10/28/2017

Good Saturday morning to all my friends and family, old and new. I have been up since four-thirty this morning and feel pretty good. I have been going to sleep early every night which is not like me but it has felt pretty good to go to bed and actually be able to sleep. I did some house chores yesterday and only have a few things left to do today before sitting down to actually get some writing done.

My husband just got up and is having coffee with me while I am writing this post. I love the fact that when I get up this early it is nice and quiet and I can gather my thoughts before having distractions to interrupt me. Writing is the first thing I think about when getting up in the morning.

I have to make a few changes to my writing schedule as far as my book goals are concerned because I fell a couple weeks behind due to living situations and drama that is no longer here. We can now be stress and drama free and it will make for a happy home. I have a few doctor appointments the first three days of the week but with my schedule, it should not interfere with my writing and editing.

I am still editing “The Battle for Joshua”, but I am writing my next book which the first three chapters are done of a fourteen chapter book. I am excited about getting “Joshua” published but more anxious about finishing the next book which will be a series.

It is time for me to get to work and my second cup of coffee, so I wish a very enjoyable Saturday for everyone. “Happy Birthday” to everyone with a birthday today. Take care.

Daily Journal 10/27/2017

Happy Friday Everyone!!! I have been up since about four thirty this morning and sitting here enjoying a hot cup of coffee while it is around forty- two degrees outside. It is Friday and the weekend is here. I have spent the better part of the last four days disinfecting the house to get everyone better from their colds.

I have made my to-do list for today to catch up on things that I haven’t done the last few days. I will be catching up on some writing and editing of books while organizing my file shelf. I am a payee for someone disabled so I had to make up budgets and shopping lists for next month. It has been exhausting the last few days where I have fallen asleep early and without medication.

I feel pretty good and look forward to being productive today and getting things done. The house is pretty quiet right now so it is easy to write this morning. I have come up with some new book ideas and will be getting their outlines done today.

On a health note, my blood sugar levels have been low and steady all week long and I have felt pretty good except for the few times my sugar has dropped causing me to be hypoglycemic. The lowest it has gone is forty-one and to the point of passing out. I had to eat two glucose tablets just to bring it up to seventy- seven.

I am happy to be up this morning and alive so it is now time for me to stop here and get other things done. I wish everyone a blessed day and “Happy Birthday” to all those who have a birthday today. Take care and remember to be nice to each other.